Population shifts turn Ohio cities in...

Population shifts turn Ohio cities into villages | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 18 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Apr 16, 2011, titled Population shifts turn Ohio cities into villages | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

New Lexington and Waverly are among nine Ohio cities in need of new stationery and welcome signs.

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Since: Nov 09

Maumee

#1 Apr 16, 2011
A more complete and informative piece would have provided a list of all of the communities being reclassified. Maybe The Dispatch could run a story about places where people can go to be advised of the news and information of the day... since it seems unwilling to perform the function itself.

Since: Nov 09

Maumee

#2 Apr 16, 2011
Well, I guess you can always turn to the big city Lancaster Eagle-Gazette for a more informative report:

http://www.lancastereaglegazette.com/article/...

Since: Nov 09

Maumee

#3 Apr 16, 2011
Or... you can get it straight from the Horse's Mouth, two days+ earlier:

http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/PressReleases/...

Since: Nov 09

Maumee

#4 Apr 16, 2011
Since I am now doing The Dispatch's job for them, please send me ALL of the dough you just spent reading, on-line, The Dispatch's limited account.
Will Burns

United States

#5 Apr 16, 2011
NW Leo wrote:
Since I am now doing The Dispatch's job for them, please send me ALL of the dough you just spent reading, on-line, The Dispatch's limited account.
Sorry I didn't pay the Dispatch either. Oh I know I don't do the best at proof reading my posts but the Eagle Gazette sometimes has the wrong story when you turn the page to finish up the article.

Since: Feb 11

Roy, WA

#6 Apr 16, 2011
With the way this state is dying...there'll soon be vast areas of

Wasteland...why build new buildings...how about fixing up the existing

ones & save our land. To ease the pain...here's a joke fer ya..

A woman had sex with an alien...what did she say about the experience?

"It was out of this world!"
FBO

Fremont, CA

#7 Apr 16, 2011
Ohio, you were doomed along time ago.

People, pack your bags and get out if you know what's good for you. It will only get worse.
Chris

Dublin, OH

#8 Apr 16, 2011
This coming from someone who lives in a state verging on bankruptcy.
Sniper

Hilliard, OH

#9 Apr 16, 2011
A village is still a legal "municipality." The article implies otherwise and should be corrected.
Kilroy

Dublin, OH

#10 Apr 16, 2011
FBO wrote:
Ohio, you were doomed along time ago.
People, pack your bags and get out if you know what's good for you. It will only get worse.
Come to Ohio and we'll kick the sh1t out of you.
Thessalonians

United States

#11 Apr 16, 2011
There are too many people on the dole in Pike County. It would be a blessing if they all moved away.
tom the traveler

Sterling Heights, MI

#12 Apr 16, 2011
Thessalonians wrote:
There are too many people on the dole in Pike County. It would be a blessing if they all moved away.
With the closing of the Maasco cabinet plant, Waverly will lose another 500 people.
herman

Columbus, OH

#13 Apr 16, 2011
tom the traveler wrote:
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With the closing of the Maasco cabinet plant, Waverly will lose another 500 people.
That is what is happening, people are moving to other localities, or out of state.
karon

AOL

#15 Apr 16, 2011
Ohio has seven major cities. This is Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo , Columbus, Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown. These are cities that once were power cities, they had passenger train connections at that time! Those trains must restored to these cities and this will put Ohio back on the map for young professionals, they would easily have a city to city train connections!
Spooktackular

United States

#16 Apr 16, 2011
karon wrote:
Ohio has seven major cities. This is Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo , Columbus, Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown. These are cities that once were power cities, they had passenger train connections at that time! Those trains must restored to these cities and this will put Ohio back on the map for young professionals, they would easily have a city to city train connections!
Many of those cities had Canals and river boat transportaion before trains. Wagons and horses before the Canals or River boats. Why only go backwards in time to trains? Why not boats?
come on people

Pickerington, OH

#17 Apr 16, 2011
There's no way to build a rail system between those cities that can reach each other in a reasonable amount of time at a price that taxpayers are willing to support. The rail system that was originally proposed for going from Cincinati to Columbus was only going to be a train that moved at an average speed of 39mph. Seriously? It takes an hour and a half going 60mph. So I seriously wonder how a rail system is going to "put ohio back on the map for young professionals". I promise you, young professionals would DRIVE, not take the train. I'll take some decent blue collar industry over a rail system any day. Its not about the young professionals. It's about the average person having a JOB and not getting taxed from hear to kingdom come. A rail system won't do squat for either.
timmy

Youngstown, OH

#20 Apr 17, 2011
Your republican leader ( John Husted ) Sec of State is quick to take money away from you VILLAGES ! Now why would that be ?
Sadly

United States

#24 Apr 18, 2011
timmy wrote:
Your republican leader ( John Husted ) Sec of State is quick to take money away from you VILLAGES ! Now why would that be ?
Because there are too many villages with too many $70,000 per year "officials" living off the state aid to cities, that's why. In many rural Ohio counties, county government is all you need. If people want to tax themselves to pay the full price of local government, then God Bless them - but no more subsidy money from the state. I would guess that 2/3 of Ohio's almost 700 "municipalities" could be consolidated into county government, thus saving taxpayers a bundle with all the lay-offs of city workers. We also need to bust up the unions and go to a non-union work force. Once word gets out that Ohio is ONCE AGAIN a good place to do business, businesses will move in and hire. Change or die - Ohioans have a choice.

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